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Candidate filing begins in West Virginia

Several candidates filed to run in the 2016 election in West Virginia on Monday, the first day candidates could officially file.

Republican Donald Trump was the first candidate to file for president. In an email, his campaign said Trump looked...

Candidate filing begins in West Virginia

Several candidates filed to run in the 2016 election in West Virginia on Monday, the first day candidates could officially file.

Republican Donald Trump was the first candidate to file for president. In an email, his campaign said Trump looked...

Names of woman, 2 kids killed in Huntington fire released

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities have released the names of a woman and two of her grandchildren who were killed in a fire in Huntington.

Media outlets report that 62-year-old Ida Thompson, 7-year-old Maeshelle Audu and 4-year-old...

Ringling circus elephants to retire in May
Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

The move comes amid increasing scrutiny on circus elephant ...

Around WV: Jan. 11, 2016
Around WV: Jan. 11, 2016

In Around West Virginia today: a Confederate veteran’s grave is dug up, the family of an inmate who died by suicide at Eastern Regional Jail asks why he wasn’t supervised, and more.

n The grave of a...

Arch Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Arch Coal Inc. early this morning filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of what it said is a reorganization plan aimed at eliminating more than $4.5 billion in debt from its balance sheet and positioning the company “for long-term...

Iconic singer David Bowie dies at 69
Iconic singer David Bowie dies at 69

NEW YORK (AP) – David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 ...

Funerals for: January 11, 2016

Andrews, June 1 p.m., Bartlett

Chipps, Theodore 2 p.m., Kniceley

Cobb, Earl 11 a.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Craze, Nelldeana 2 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...

Madalene Gandee

Madalene Gandee, 92, of Spencer, died Jan. 9, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Faith Baptist Church, Spencer, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Patricia Lyon-Pruden
Patricia Lyon-Pruden

Patricia Ann Lyon-Pruden, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2016 at her home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 24, 1945 in Charleston to the late Arthur and Mildred Egnor.

She retired...

Delores Graley

Delores (Loftus) Graley, 80, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the funeral home.

William Ray Spradling
William Ray Spradling

William Ray Spradling, 79, of Dunbar, passed away Jan. 7, 2016 after a long illness.

He was born April 1, 1936, the son of the late William Basil and Lucy Light Spradling.

Ray is survived by his wife of 59 years, Loretta DeWees Spradling;...

Philip N. Pennington

Philip N. Pennington, 79, of Clay, passed away Jan. 9, 2016. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

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